The DC Center

The DC Center The DC Center is a central meeting and organizing space for the LGBT community in DC. Discussion Groups, Advocacy, Health & Wellness, & more....

The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

Mission: The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

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Tomorrow Night's Drive In Screening at Union Market at 8:45pm!Monsoon: A young British Vietnamese man, returns to his bi...
10/21/2020

Tomorrow Night's Drive In Screening at Union Market at 8:45pm!

Monsoon: A young British Vietnamese man, returns to his birth country for the first time in over 30 years. He was just eight years old when he and his family escaped Saigon as 'boat refugees' after the Vietnam War. No longer familiar with this country and unable to speak his native

language, Kit embarks on a personal journey from Saigon to Hanoi in search of a place to scatter his parents’ ashes. Along the way he meets his estranged family through Lee (David Tran) and falls for Lewis (Parker Sawyers), an American whose

father had fought in the war. During his travels, Kit finally starts to connect to the memories of his parents and his own roots.

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiKxgGAYU40

Passes & Tickets: http://reelaffirmations.eventive.org

Driving In Screening at Union Market 10/22 @ 6:30pm!Tahara: A queer, coming-of-age drama set in Rochester, NY about an Q...
10/21/2020

Driving In Screening at Union Market 10/22 @ 6:30pm!

Tahara: A queer, coming-of-age drama set in Rochester, NY about an Queer Black Jewish anxious teen girl who is manipulated into a romantic encounter with her best friend during the funeral service of their former Hebrew school classmate.

Film clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tErMTDEPB94

Get your passes & tickets here:
http://reelaffirmations.eventive.org

In The Film Line Up for Our Reel Affirmations Film Festival: The Virtual Edition!Breaking Fast: Mo Hamoud (Haaz Sleiman)...
10/21/2020

In The Film Line Up for Our Reel Affirmations Film Festival: The Virtual Edition!

Breaking Fast: Mo Hamoud (Haaz Sleiman), a mid-30s doctor living in West Hollywood, is full of passion and optimism which shows in every interaction he has. We meet him as he prepares to host dinner for his family on the first night of Ramadan, the holiest time of year for Mo, when Muslims fast from food, water, and impure thoughts and activities from sunrise to sunset.

Controlled, stable, and decisive, Mo is thrown off track when he finds his boyfriend, Hassan, in their bedroom, anxious and worried that he is about to be “out”-ed to his conservative, less-accepting family. Mo’s happy night is over, as Hassan makes a culturally-influenced decision to end their relationship.

Jumping forward a year, Mo is still reeling and alone, as Ramadan begins. It’s the first night of Ramadan, when Mo’s best friend, Sam, forces him to come out to his birthday party, in an effort to help him escape his own head. There, Mo meets Kal, an all-American white guy—and Mo’s opposite in every way. The two have an unlikely spark, which leads to a nightlong walk through the streets of West Hollywood.

What seems like a one-night stand becomes something more as Kal continues showing up in Mo’s life, insisting on cooking for him, and breaking fast with him each night. Familiar with Muslim customs from his childhood as a military kid, Kal was raised knowing that “those who fast, should not cook.”

Mo and Kal’s Iftar (the fast-breaking sunset meal) discussions navigate life, loss, family, and faith, and they learn more about each other (and themselves) than they ever expected, and possibly more than they bargained for.

At first glance Kal seems to accept Mo for who he is, but does Mo? While the relationship seems charmed on the surface, they will (as with most budding relationships) reach a point of reckoning, as more about each other’s beliefs and priorities are revealed.

Mo, a character very much rooted in habit, falls back on old patterns, and it looks like he may run from what he has. But in the end, he goes to surprising lengths, with Sam’s help, to win Kal back, and allows himself to be embraced by love, and family.

Watch the Film's Trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SemBil_onFU

Get your Tickets & Passes here:
http://reelaffirmations.eventive.org

What's screening at OUR Reel Affirmations Film Festival: The Virtual Edition?!?!?!Who's On Top: Narrated by George Takei...
10/21/2020

What's screening at OUR Reel Affirmations Film Festival: The Virtual Edition?!?!?!

Who's On Top: Narrated by George Takei shines a spotlight on members of the LGBTQ community—including those with a range of mountaineering experience—who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality in the outdoor arena. Historically excluded and ostracized as not belonging to the natural domain, the climbers will tackle not only a mountain, but assumptions about who they are and how they belong to the world of outdoor adventure. This film will portray a journey like no other, a never-before-told story about what makes LGBTQ folks both distinct and connected, facing physical, mental and societal obstacles.

Check out the film's trailer here:
https://vimeo.com/373964774

Get your tickets and passes here:
http://reelaffirmations.eventive.org

What's Screening at Reel Affirmations   Film Festival: The Virtual Edition October 21-25?Cicada: After a string of unsuc...
10/21/2020

What's Screening at Reel Affirmations Film Festival: The Virtual Edition October 21-25?

Cicada: After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben goes “back on the dick.” CICADA follows Ben, a young bisexual man, as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam, a man of color struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben’s past crawls to the surface.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.vimeo.com/450560966

Review our entire line up including Drive In Screenings and grab your film lovers passes/tickets here:
http://reelaffirmaitons.eventive.org

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10/20/2020

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Buy your tickets NOW before it’s too late! Join us for Washington DC’s LGBTQ+ International Film Festival ➡️ http://reel...
10/19/2020

Buy your tickets NOW before it’s too late! Join us for Washington DC’s LGBTQ+ International Film Festival ➡️ http://reelaffirmations.eventive.org

In just a few days, Reel Affirmation 2020 will begin from October 21st-25th! Buy your movie tickets now and get a chance to watch "Tahara" on the big screen at Union Market Drive-In! Get them before they sell out --> reelaffirmations.eventive.org

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Dear community members, a number of our clients have reported not being able to complete their STD tests due to a shorta...
10/14/2020
AHF Rings Alarm Over Nationwide Shortage of STD Test Kits

Dear community members, a number of our clients have reported not being able to complete their STD tests due to a shortage in anal swabs, urine kits and oral swabs. Please engage in safer sex activities.

DC Centers,
Totally Care Team

AHF Rings Alarm Over Nationwide Shortage of STD Test Kits

Seniors living in ward 8 , that would like to be transported to the polls on election day free of cost, please reach out...
10/14/2020

Seniors living in ward 8 , that would like to be transported to the polls on election day free of cost, please reach out to us via email, indicate if you will be needing a van with a wheel chair lift. Send emails before Oct 27th. Masks and other precautions will be taken.

Email: [email protected]

We are one week away from Reel Affirmations 2020, Washington DC's International LGBTQ+ Film Festival! Come watch "Lipsti...
10/14/2020

We are one week away from Reel Affirmations 2020, Washington DC's International LGBTQ+ Film Festival! Come watch "Lipstick and Leather," which explores the “alt-drag” community in DC! Buy your tickets before they sell out --> reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We're all a bit anxious and bored at home, but it's vital that we stop the...
10/14/2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We're all a bit anxious and bored at home, but it's vital that we stop the spread of Coronavirus! If you are in need of support or assistance from the Total Care Team regarding:

Medical Appointments
HIV/STI Testing or Treatment
PrEP
PEP
HIV Care
Social Service Needs
Transportation
Referrals (FOOD, SHELTER, ETC)

Please contact us via email:

[email protected]
[email protected]

The DC Center's cover photo
10/14/2020

The DC Center's cover photo

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/2...
10/13/2020

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0118307 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Metro Dc Community Center Inc.

Have you voted yet? Like to share you've cast your ballot or comment and share your voting plan! #QueerTheVote
10/13/2020

Have you voted yet? Like to share you've cast your ballot or comment and share your voting plan! #QueerTheVote

Happy Monday! Take a few minutes to buy your tickets to @reelaffirmation 2020, airing October 21st-25th, to get the oppo...
10/12/2020

Happy Monday! Take a few minutes to buy your tickets to @reelaffirmation 2020, airing October 21st-25th, to get the opportunity to watch the amazing short, "2 Dollars." Get them before they sell out here! reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day! Find ways to support Indigenous People’s rights and culture, as well as educate yourself ...
10/12/2020
Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

Happy Indigenous People’s Day! Find ways to support Indigenous People’s rights and culture, as well as educate yourself on their history.

On Monday, October 12, 14 states and the District of Columbia, more than 130 cities, and growing numbers of schools will observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. If you and the young people in your life are looking for ways to honor and celebrate Native America at home, the teacher services coordinator at...

Less than two weeks left until Reel Affirmations 2020 is here! Come join us October 21st-25th to watch one of our featur...
10/11/2020

Less than two weeks left until Reel Affirmations 2020 is here! Come join us October 21st-25th to watch one of our featured films, The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday Documentary, a slice of lesbian history told through the voices and anecdotes of organizers and women in Southwest Virginia. Buy your tickets now for this amazing event! https://reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome

The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday Documentary
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Happy #NationalComingOutDay! Be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ equality this Coming Out Day. For everyo...
10/11/2020

Happy #NationalComingOutDay! Be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ equality this Coming Out Day. For everyone still in the closet, we stand with you in support and we are here for you. Wherever you are in your journey, we hear you and see you!

#LGBTQ #lgbtqdc
#DcCenter #DC #ComingOutDay

Reel Affirmations 2020 next featured film is "Breaking Fast," about Mo and Kal, two men who decide to break fast during ...
10/10/2020

Reel Affirmations 2020 next featured film is "Breaking Fast," about Mo and Kal, two men who decide to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan. As they learn more about each other, they fall in love over what they have in common and what they don't. This film aims to feature a practicing Muslim character who is gay and not dealing with those two things in conflict, but rather, in harmony.

Want to see a love story bloom? Buy tickets HERE ➡️ reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome

Reel Affirmations 2020 is coming up soon on October 21st-25th! "Cicada" will be a featured film shown at this year's eve...
10/09/2020

Reel Affirmations 2020 is coming up soon on October 21st-25th! "Cicada" will be a featured film shown at this year's event!

Want to learn more? Look at our website and buy tickets for our virtual and drive-in event! reelaffirmations.eventive.org/welcome

Metro Weekly Washington Blade

SAVE THE DATE! @reelaffirmation 2020 is coming! 🎥🎞️🍿 From October 21-25, 2020, enjoy an incredible lineup of 60+ films o...
10/08/2020

SAVE THE DATE! @reelaffirmation 2020 is coming! 🎥🎞️🍿 From October 21-25, 2020, enjoy an incredible lineup of 60+ films of all genres, from 15 countries presented in 23 film screenings. Ticket sales are open, so hurry and purchase yours soon! ➡️ reelaffirmations.eventive.org/passes/buy

Photo Credit⁠
➡️ 1st photo: Light On A Path, Follow
➡️ 2nd photo: PLUS⁠
➡️ 3rd photo: After The Party⁠
➡️ 4th photo: Next Level Sh*t

There's only 8 days left in the A Community Thrives challenge! Help the DC Center WIN BIG by donating to our campaign. W...
10/08/2020

There's only 8 days left in the A Community Thrives challenge! Help the DC Center WIN BIG by donating to our campaign. With this grant, we can continue to provide the DC LGBTQ+ community with life-changing services. The link to donate online is HERE: https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Thedccenter

30 LGBTQ+ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTSIndividuals within the LGBTQ community are already faced with enough obstacle...
10/07/2020
30 LGBTQ Scholarships To Help You Pay For College - Zippia

30 LGBTQ+ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Individuals within the LGBTQ community are already faced with enough obstacles in their daily lives that they don't need the added stress of figuring out how to pay for a higher education. Through the means of finding 30 scholarships dedicated to supporting the community, we're hoping to alleviate some of that stress. Many scholarships go unapplied each year, which means lots of money goes unused. So make sure you check out these scholarships while you're planning your educational future.

The following 30 scholarships are dedicated to supporting the lgbtq community. Find LGBTQ-friendly scholarship information for students

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/2...
10/06/2020

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0118307 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Metro Dc Community Center Inc.

10/05/2020

Love films? 🎥 Want to celebrate Outober?🌈 Join us for Reel Affirmations 2020 where the DC Center will be celebrating LGBTQ+ Lifestories on Film with 75+ films, drive-in screenings, conversations and virtual events! 🎟️ Tickets sales are coming soon 🎟️ More information about Reels Affirmations here ➡️ https://thedccenter.org/reelaffirmations

Photo Credit
➡️ 1st photo: Sextpert Advice
➡️ 2nd photo: Ayaneh
➡️ 3rd photo: Lipstick and Leather

Prism DMV is hosting an upcoming panel on creating safe and brave spaces for LGBTQ+ students remotely on Wednesday, Octo...
10/05/2020

Prism DMV is hosting an upcoming panel on creating safe and brave spaces for LGBTQ+ students remotely on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30pm followed by an optional virtual happy hour at 8:30pm. These experts will be moderating and speaking on the panel:

Moderator - Adalphie Johnson - Programs Director at SMYAL

Panelists - Amy Cannava - Director, Youth Outreach, NOVA Pride, Tara Cheston - Specialist, LGBTQ and Sexual Health Program, DC Public Schools, and Raymond Crenshaw - Dean of Student and Family Support, KIPP DC: Heights Academy

Register for the Zoom link and password here.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed1OjhaIYUpkMqIHff7JsAsI22bF7S9PodpCjXAoIEtCLfmQ/viewform

📣 Save the Date: Reel Affirmations 10/21 - 10/25! 📣Join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ Lifestories on Film with 75+ films, dri...
10/01/2020

📣 Save the Date: Reel Affirmations 10/21 - 10/25! 📣

Join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ Lifestories on Film with 75+ films, drive-in screenings, conversations and virtual events! COMING SOON to a tablet, phone or laptop near you: https://thedccenter.org/reelaffirmations

The DC Center's cover photo
09/30/2020

The DC Center's cover photo

A Community Thrives, a fundraising event from the USA TODAY Network, is providing nonprofit organizations with $2,000,00...
09/30/2020

A Community Thrives, a fundraising event from the USA TODAY Network, is providing nonprofit organizations with $2,000,000 in grants to improve their communities. The DC Center needs YOUR HELP! We want to raise $3,000 from September 21st through October 16th for this fundraiser. Help us make a real difference. Please support the vital services The DC Center offers by donating online HERE ➡️ https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Thedccenter

Make sure you get yourself counted if you are between 13-24 and a DC resident!!
09/26/2020
DC Homeless Youth Count

Make sure you get yourself counted if you are between 13-24 and a DC resident!!

Help end Youth Homelessness in Washington DC! If you're under 25, living in the District, and experiencing housing instability, take a survey! If you're not eligible to take a survey, help spread the word!

We're live with the Rainbow History Project for the Queer Womxn Creating Spaces Panel. Check us out at: https://thedccen...
09/26/2020
Queer Womxn Creating Spaces – A Virtual Panel – The DC Center for the LGBT Community

We're live with the Rainbow History Project for the Queer Womxn Creating Spaces Panel. Check us out at: https://thedccenter.org/events/queer-womxn-creating-spaces-a-virtual-panel/

Queer Womxn Creating Spaces – A Virtual Panel Date: 09/26/20 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm A multi-generational panel of queer femme / women identifying people. What does it mean to be a queer womxn-identified organizer of color? The panel is going to bring together organizers from different generations...

Brave Soul Collective​ is a multidisciplinary arts and education organization that focuses on HIV/AIDS outreach and prev...
09/26/2020
Brave Soul Collective's emotional '#BlackMenFeel' series to begin Sunday - DC Metro Theater Arts

Brave Soul Collective​ is a multidisciplinary arts and education organization that focuses on HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention as well as issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ individuals and communities at large, through the creative, performing, and healing arts. To learn more, visit the ​Brave Soul Collective Official Website: https://www.wearebravesouls.com/

The three-part virtual artistic project centers Black Queer men's lives.

Address

2000 14th St NW, # 105
Washington D.C., DC
20009-4437

General information

We are a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) folks in Washington, DC.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(202) 682-2245

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